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Britain's Encounter with Meiji Japan, 1868-1912 - Olive Checkland

Britain's Encounter with Meiji Japan, 1868-1912

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The Restoration of the Emperor of Japan at the beginning of 1868 enabled the country to embark on a course of action which was to bring it, within a remarkably short period of time, to the status of a world power. During the 44 years for which the Emperor chose the name Meiji, or "Enlightenment", Britain was the most influential foreign power. This study is concerned on the one hand with the great response of Japan to the industrial, educational and military challenges involved and on the other with the reaction of British entrepreneurs, engineers and educators to the opportunities afforded them by the Japanese connection. The author argues that this relationship laid the foundations for Japan's industrial greatness. Olive Checkland is also the author of "Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland" and "Industry and Ethos in Scotland, 1832-1914" with S.G.Checkland.

List of Maps - List of Tables - List of Illustrations - List of Plates - Preface - Author's Note - List of Abbreviations - PART I THE BRITISH IN JAPAN: A SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITY - Diplomats and Consuls - Traders and Bankers - Engineers for Lighthouses, Railways, Telegraphs and Mines - The Makers and Operators of Ships - Educators for Engineers - British Life in Japan - PART II THE JAPANESE IN BRITAIN: A SEARCH FOR EXPERTISE - The Iwakura Mission - Towards an Educational Philosophy - Students - In the Shipyards - Japanese Life in Britain - PART III THE FACILITATORS - Networks, Commercial and Academic - Licencers and Licensees - Exhibitions, Designers and Architects - A Co-partnery: on Japanese terms? - Appendices - Notes and References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333483466
ISBN-10: 0333483464
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 357
Published: 14th September 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1